Available on NHS
If you suffer with tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis or runners knee, our Shockwave treatment is now available on the NHS.
What our clients say
"I tore my Achilles tendon four months ago and it had healed badly, but Shockwave treatment has broken down the painful knotted tissue. It’s a funny sensation and ached a bit afterwards, but I’ve had two sessions and it’s already 80% better. I’d definitely recommend it."
I had Shockwave treatment at Physiologic for severe tennis elbow. After the first session, I noticed an immediate reduction in pain. I had a further two treatments one week apart and the pain at the point of my elbow completely resolved.
Are you suffering from any of the following?
- Tennis or golfers elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Shoulder tendinitis
- Other persistent muscle or tendon pain
Then try our state-of-the-art Shockwave Therapy...
Shockwave is a modern and effective treatment where a handheld device is used to pass high intensity waves through the skin to painful areas of muscle and tendon. These sound waves break down scar tissue and calcific deposits in damaged tissues, increasing blood flow to the area and accelerating the body’s natural healing process.
The benefits of Shockwave
Shockwave Therapy is offered to patients with musculoskeletal pathologies which have not responded adequately to conservative treatments, such as physiotherapy, rest, steroid injection, ice therapy and painkillers.
Evidence for Shockwave Therapy
Several clinical trials have supported the benefits of Shockwave and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence has deemed this procedure to be safe.
What conditions can be treated?
- Heel spurs: plantar fasciitis
- Tendons: chronic enthesopathies
- Achilles tendinopathies
- Shin pain: tibialis anterior syndrome
- Knee pain: patella tendinopathy
- Hip pain: greater trochanteric pain syndrome
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Lower back pain: idiopathic lower back pain, radicular and pseudoradicular lower back pain
- Tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis
- Golfers elbow/medial epicondylitis
- Shoulder pain: calcifying tendinitis and subacromial pain syndrome
- Chronic neck and back pain: myofascial trigger points
- Osgood Schlatter disease
The number of sessions you will need
You will usually require a course of 3-4 treatments, one or two weeks apart. Each consultation will last up to 30 minutes.
Will it be painful?
Most patients do experience some discomfort during the procedure, but this should be tolerable and the practitioner will reduce the intensity of the shock waves as necessary. As with any physical therapy, you may experience some post-treatment soreness and it’s advisable not to undertake any strenuous, pain-provoking activity for 48 hours following the procedure.
You must not have Shockwave therapy if you:
- Are pregnant
- Are taking antiplatelets (for example, aspirin or clopidigrel) or anticoagulants (such as warfarin or rivaroxaban)
- Have a blood clotting disorder
- Have been diagnosed with bone cancer
- Have a cardiac pacemaker or other cardiac device
- Have an infection or a history of tendon or ligament rupture
- Have had any steroid injection in the last six weeks
How much does it cost?
Each Shockwave treatment costs £100, or you can book four sessions in advance and pay £300.